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Why did many people feel connected to the 9/11 attacks even though they are not affected I have to write a written responces on why many people feel connected to the 9/11 attacks. If you could help,...

Why did many people feel connected to the 9/11 attacks even though they are not affected

I have to write a written responces on why many people feel connected to the 9/11 attacks. If you could help, that would be great.

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People in the United States felt connected to the 9/11 attacks for multiple reasons.

1.  The attack occurred on the United States' home soil.  It is often much easier for people to feel disengaged to terrorist attacks and violence that occur on foreign soil, because the incidents happen so far away from home.  The 9/11 attacks made terrorism much more personal to people in the United States, disabusing them of thoughts like, 'well, that sort of thing could never happen...

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